brand new release by this well-known Canadian sound artist.
'Absolutely Ignorant' was inspired by an excerpt from the Venerable Bede's work " Ecclesiastical History of the English People" which focuses on the ultimate fallibility of human knowledge concerning the fundamental questions that confront us. As Red as Rubies (2004) A reconstructed and extended excerpt of an as yet unreleased CD which explores sonifications around the ideas of alchemy. The fundamental concept of alchemy is transformation, whether literal or metaphor, physical or spiritual. 'As Red as Rubies' explores this though a dialog between processed and raw field recordings and other musical material.
August 12, 2012 Subject:
Absolutely fantastic! Krebs makes my kind of soundscapes! ...padge...
April 1, 2006 Subject:
"Nothing to See" - Rien à Voir
K.M. Krebs - Rien a Voir 15 EP
As I wrote in another review of one K. M. Krebs releases, his various CDR albums and on-line mp3 albums are the main reason that I became interested in electronic/experimental music and have had the most influence on my listening preferences. Rien a Voir 15 EP only serves to reinforce these feelings.
Krebs shows his expertise in what he does in several ways:
First of all, one thing that becomes quickly clear when listening to the two compositions that comprise this EP is that Krebs is a master of selecting and blending various source materials into a unified whole: organic sounds with the non-organic, pristine field recordings with those that are processed, and acoustic samples with electronic textures.
Secondly, Krebs knows how to keep the listeners interest through the use of dissimilarities of sounds, so theres no chance of becoming bored: a sudden whoosh of noise followed by the gentle interplay of field recordings of night sounds and changing electronic tones; the reassuring natural sounds of bird songs and rolling waves pursued by unnatural, processed electronic; the warm, relaxing sounds of chimes followed a cold rush of chaotic noise; humming drones followed by piercing electronic noises; unspoiled recordings of gentle rain amongst a shower of tumultuous electronic sounds; samples of incorporeal human voices versus the natural sounds of honking of geese flying overhead; sparse piano notes with a light layer of static and bleeps.